Socket & Switch Installation Leigh On Sea
(And surrounding areas)
Call – 01702 911560
TM Hughes & Son Electrical Services are seasoned professionals in Leigh On Sea offering a range of solutions which includes Socket & Switch installation.
- NICEIC Registered Electricians
- Full public liability insurance
- Free no-obligation surveys and quotes
Sockets and Switches are essential to your home’s electrical system, and professional installation is paramount to safety and functionality.
A diverse array of sockets and switches are available to match any requirement or style.
Each type serves a specific purpose, from single sockets ideal for compact spaces, double sockets for increased utility, and switch sockets for controlling appliances.
Switch types are equally varied, with traditional toggle switches, modern dimmer switches, advanced motion sensor switches and the latest smart switches. All are designed to cater to different needs and uses.
Material and finish options add customisation to your electrical fixtures.
Plastic is a popular, cost-effective option that offers durability, safety and works with any interior design and decor.
Metal options, such as brass or stainless steel, provide a sleek, modern look. Finishes range from brushed and polished to matte, allowing you to match your sockets and switches to your decor seamlessly.
Existing sockets and switches can be replaced or moved to new locations. This allows homeowners to refresh their decor, improve access to electrical points, or replace older, potentially unsafe fixtures.
Socket replacement is typically straightforward because it uses the existing wiring and locations.
An electrician doesn’t need to run new wires or create new connection points.
Instead, they remove the old socket from the wall and disconnect it from the existing wiring.
After that, they connect the new socket to the same wires and secure it in place.
This task can often be completed quickly and doesn’t usually require extensive knowledge of your home’s electrical system or building structure.
However, that doesn’t mean it’s a task for an amateur. Dealing with electricity always carries some risk, and ensuring the new socket is connected correctly and safely is crucial.
One of our electricians will also check the condition of the existing wires and connections, ensuring they’re still safe to use.
Installing Sockets In New Locations
Installing sockets in new locations is much more complex and requires significantly more work and expertise.
This process involves creating a new point of connection in your home’s electrical system and running new wires from the consumer unit to the location of the new socket.
New sockets require additional circuitry to be added to the home’s existing electrical system, including potentially a new circuit breaker.
The process involves:
- Planning the route for the new wiring.
- Drilling holes in the walls, floors, or ceilings.
- Running the new wires through these holes.
This often involves “chasing” into walls, which is the process of cutting channels into the brickwork or plaster to hide the wiring.
Once the new wires are in place, the new socket can be connected and secured in the wall. The circuit is then tested thoroughly to ensure it is safe and works properly.
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